New book with my illustrations coming out next week!

Recently I illustrated a book with short stories for small children. Written by Ron Jansen and published by Uitgeverij Nieuwe Druk. Now it’s finally coming out! Next week, the 28th of November is the official book presentation. Find out more information on the website of the publisher: Nieuwe Druk.

97 days of drawing

This last June and July I’ve spend travelling in the US. A great experience, and it was nice to take such a long break. Expending your horizons can be so refreshing. While some things are similar there’s lots of new things to discover. On the first day there I started to sketch something from my day, like a visual diary. …

Illustration Friday topic ‘WORK’

Meet ‘The Turtlewaxer’. I know, I know they are tortoises, but somehow ‘The Tortoisewaxer’ doesn’t have the same ring to it. I made this illustration for IllustrationFriday’s topic of this week: ‘WORK’. Thinking of odd things to do for a living and remembering the Turtle Wax for washing cars. I always wondered what it had to do with turtles? This …

Illustrator lessons at Volksuniversiteit

This winter I’ll be teaching a course in Adobe Illustrator at the Volksuniversiteit Arnhem. You can check out the program here. The course will consist of six classes of 2,5 hours. We’ll be covering Illustrator basics and you will be making your own poster! Class runs from December 1 until the 2nd of February on Tuesday nights.

A Peek Inside My Travel Sketchbook

As some of you may know I am at the moment in America for two months. Visiting family and seeing the country. Of course drawing never stops, my sketchbook came with me. Actually a new one for the occasion, a pocket moleskine sketchbook. Everyday I draw something that caught my attention that day. This is a nice memory of all …

Adobe Certified Expert

It’s been a while, fell of the blog bandwagon…oops! So what have I been up to in the meantime? I decided to go for two Adobe Exams to get my certificates for Photoshop CC and Illustrator CC. I passed the last one just this monday. Now I’m officially an Adobe Certified Expert 🙂 What motivated my decision to get certified …

NAK #8

Portrait of an Illustrator

At last, I can finally reveal the portrait I made of Elmar Noteboom for a newspaper called De Nieuwe Arnhemse Krant. Two months ago, december of 2014, I was asked to participate in an interview for De Nieuwe Arnhemse Krant. The objective was to have 6 illustrators, all from Arnhem to discuss illustrations, changes in generations and the creative climate …